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HEXEREI Signs With SCREAMING FERRET WRECKORDS

New Hampshire-based metal outfit HEXEREI has signed a two-album deal with Screaming Ferret Wreckords (NUCLEAR ASSAULT, MELIAH RAGE). The group's new CD, titled "Pay Your Dues", is tentatively scheduled for release in April, to be followed by a year of touring. Commented HEXEREI vocalist Travis Pfenning: "We are very excited about this new album, and ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Covers THE DOORS: Audio Available

BLOODSIMPLE, which features in its ranks former members of VISION OF DISORDER and MEDICATION, has posted the following message on its MySpace page: "Well, you guys overwhelmed us with ideas for covers, so many good ones I wish we could do a whole record of 'em, but that ain't happenin', so we picked one, went ...

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BLOODSIMPLE Taps LIFE OF AGONY Bassist For DVD Cover Illustration

BLOODSIMPLE, which features in its ranks former members of VISION OF DISORDER and MEDICATION, has tapped LIFE OF AGONY bassist/SPOILER NYC mainman Alan Robert to create the custom cover illustration for its upcoming DVD, to be released in early 2007. Alan previously designed album covers, web sites and merchandise for such other bands as PUDDLE ...

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ARMY OF ANYONE To Headline SNOCORE TOUR

SnoCore Tour is back in 2007 with headliners ARMY OF ANYONE. The tour will kick off January 18 in Houston, TX with support from HURT and more to be announced. The first round of dates has been released and the majority will go on sale this weekend. ARMY OF ANYONE (featuring vocalist Richard Patrick from ...

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FOZZY: Georgia Dates Announced

FOZZY, the band featuring vocalist Chris Jericho (of WWE wrestling fame) and members of STUCK MOJO, has lined up the following dates: Nov. 17 - Soho's - Columbus, GA Nov. 18 - Rick's - Macon, GA FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released in January 2005 via SPV Records. A video for the album's ...

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SOIL Chooses SHINEDOWN Tour Over IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL

SOIL guitarist Shaun Glass has released a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET explaining the band's decision to pull out of the upcoming IN FLAMES/LACUNA COIL trek (where they have since been replaced by Massachusetts' SEEMLESS). Commented Glass: "SOIL has decided on doing a December run with our longtime friends in SHINEDOWN, which is [slated to take place ...

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'Masters Of Horror II' Track Listing Revealed

Showtime's #1 series, "Masters of Horror", has become a must-see for fans of horror, with each hour-long episode showcasing a unique horror experience. The first "Masters of Horror" soundtrack was a success. Now, with a built-in following; on October 24 Downtown Records is set to release "Masters of Horror II". With the success of the ...

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GODSMACK: Live Video From Japan Posted Online

A video clip of GODSMACK performing the song "Straight out of Line" at the Udo Music Fest in Japan in July has been posted online at YouTube.com. GODSMACK's latest album, "IV", has sold 582,000 copies in the United States since its April 25 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's current North American ...

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ANOTHER ANIMAL: Debut Album To Arrive In February

ANOTHER ANIMAL, the new band featuring GODSMACK members Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) and Tony Rombola (guitar), alongside vocalist Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE, LIFE OF AGONY, MEDICATION) and DROPBOX guitarist Lee Richards, will release its debut album in February via via Republic/Universal. "We know we said the CD was going to be out ...

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GODSMACK To Perform On 'Last Call With Carson Daly'

GODSMACK will perform its current single, "Shine Down", on NBC-TV's "Last Call with Carson Daly" on Tuesday, September 19. GODSMACK's latest album, "IV", has sold 582,000 copies in the United States since its April 25 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's current North American tour is a three-act package, featuring ROB ZOMBIE in the ...

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GODSMACK/ROB ZOMBIE Tour E-Card Available

An e-card for the upcoming GODSMACK/ROB ZOMBIE tour can be accessed at this location. The two-month trek, which is scheduled to start August 25 in Dallas, will feature Jacksonville, Florida's SHINEDOWN in the opening slot. GODSMACK's latest disc, "IV", has sold 488,000 copies in the United States since its April 25 release, according ...

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HYPNOGAJA Launch U.S. Tour

Los Angeles-based hard rockers HYPNOGAJA have just kicked off a 25-plus-city U.S. tour in support of their current albums, "Below Sunset" (Union State Records) and "Acoustic Sunset – Live at the Longhouse" (Union State/Longhouse Records), the latter of which was produced by legendary singer/songwriter Wendy Waldman. In 2005, HYPNOGAJA made a considerable leap from being ...

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GODSMACK Talk With CNN: Video Available

CNN's Douglas Hyde caught up with GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and drummer Shannon Larkin to talk about the group's latest disc, "IV", and how both have stopped smoking. Watch the segment here. "IV" has sold 449,000 copies in the United States since its April 25 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band kicked ...

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SHINEDOWN Confirmed As Opening Band On GODSMACK/ROB ZOMBIE Tour

Jacksonville, Florida's SHINEDOWN has been confirmed as the opening act on the upcoming GODSMACK/ROB ZOMBIE U.S. co-headlining tour. The trek is a two-month alliance starting in Dallas, TX at the Smirnoff Music Center and ending October 1 in Concord, CA at the Chronicle Pavilion. GODSMACK has teamed with I Love All Access to offer special ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEFTONES Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: ROB ZOMBIE, LACUNA COIL Venue: The Fillmore City/State: Denver, Colo. Date: April 17, 2006 Gross Sales: $125,231 Attendance: 3,700 Capacity: 3,700 Artist/Event: ROB ZOMBIE, LACUNA COIL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Venue: Memorial Hall City/State: Hutchinson, Kan. ...

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NAKED BEGGARS Involved In Vehicular Accident

At about 1:00 a.m. CST on Thursday (March 16), NAKED BEGGARS — the band featuring Eric Brittingham and Jeff LaBar of CINDERELLA — were enroute to Hudson, WI for an upcoming show when the vehicle they were traveling in lost control on what is suspect to have been a patch of black ice and ran ...

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NAKED BEGGARS: Tour Dates Announced

NAKED BEGGARS, the band featuring CINDERELLA members Eric Brittingham (bass) and Jeff LaBar (guitar), are continuing to tour in support of their recently issued second album, "Spit It Out". According to a press release, "This rock/blues-based CD is reviewed as being one of the best rock albums thus far of 2006, giving VELVET REVOLVER and ...

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NAKED BEGGARS: CINDERELLA Side Project Announces More Tour Dates

NAKED BEGGARS, the band featuring CINDERELLA members Eric Brittingham (bass) and Jeff LaBar (guitar), are continuing to tour in support of their recently issued second album, "Spit It Out". According to a press release, "This rock/blues-based CD is reviewed as being one of the best rock albums thus far of 2006, giving VELVET REVOLVER and ...

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FOZZY Frontman Signs Deal To Write Memoir

Former WWE champion and FOZZY lead singer Chris Jericho has just signed a book deal to write his memoir, according to MTV.com. The book, called "A Lion's Tale", will focus on his formative years in the wrestling business. FOZZY's third album, "All That Remains", was released in January 2005 via SPV Records. A video for ...

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